I am going to Odessa next May 8 and I’ll leave the city on May 14. I have already booked my hotel
I don’t speak or understand Ukrainian or Russian and that is my big problem. I am an older and healthy female solo traveller and I have visited about 30 countries on my own but I find this one a little bit scary.
My plan is to visit Izmail and if possible the reserve of Vylkovo and if there is some time left a short visit to Odessa.
My questions are the following::
1. Which is the best way to go from Odessa to Izmail : train or bus? Would it be very expensive to rent a car with a driver? Can I return the same day or I need an overnight trip? Can I get a guide-translator in Izmail (English, French or Spanish) to guide me during two or three hours?
2. Is there a tour operator where I could buy a day or overnight trip from Odesa to Vylkovo? If not which is the best way to do it?
3 Are there guided tours in foreign languages in Odessa ? How to find them?
4 Is there a book store or an information desk at the airport where I could buy a conversation guide?
Thanks in advance